ERIC Number: ED473099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reshaping Mathematics for Understanding Motion Geometry.
Slovin, Hannah; Venenciano, Linda; Ishihara, Melanie; Beppu, Cynthia
This book introduces concepts of geometry that students use throughout middle-grade and higher-level mathematics courses. These concepts, presented through the study of transformations, provide a framework for other important topics such as number, measurement, proportional reasoning, and graphing on the coordinate plane. The book is designed for students to learn about the properties of motion and how motion affects objects as they learn about reflections, translations, and rotations. The problems featured in each unit are designed to help students manipulate drawings physically, be accurate in their work, and use precise language in analyzing the results of the motions. (KHR)
Descriptors: Geometry, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Education, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Reshaping Mathematics for Understanding Project, Curriculum Research and Development Group, 1776 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822-2463. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.hawaii.edu/crdg.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Curriculum Research and Development Group.